Mid-Winter Movie Madness

Looking for something to do during Mid-Winter Break? Come see a movie on the big screen :) Bring your own pillows, and/or blankets to cozy-up with and your own snacks to munch on. We will provide the flick. No registration required.

Smallfoot - Atop a high mountain, hidden by clouds, live a tribe of yetis. Sometimes, they gather around a fire and share stories about the "smallfoot" - a mythical creature they've never seen. They don't really believe in such a creature. But, one day, a yeti has an encounter with a human being. He rushes home, yelling about the "smallfoot", but the other yetis don't believe him. Determined to prove the existence of these creatures, the yeti sets out on a mission to gather proof. This film is rated PG.

Upcoming sessions

Monday, February 18 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Community Room Smallfoot

Sylvan Practice Test: SAT

Sylvan Learning Center is returning to administer a full length SAT practice test. This test  is open to teens aged 14-17.  Participants are asked to bring their own calculator and pencils. They must attend the entire session. Registration is required and although participants do not need to be Canton residents, they do need to have a valid library card entered in the CPL system to register. Registration begins on January 24.

Please Note: Sylvan administers one form of the SAT diagnostic test. If you attend more than one of these sessions, you will be repeating the same test each time. As a result, any improvements in SAT scores from one Sylvan session to another may not accurately reflect how one might do on the actual SAT test.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, February 16 - 12:00 PM to 3:15 PM Community Room Registration required.

Spark Your Year: Kids & Family Fun

It's 2019 and we have everything you need to Electrify Your Winter and move forward into an fun and spirited New Year. Check out our Spark Your Year activity sheets to inspire goal planning and encourage great habits. Make a Wellness Widget to help you chill. Find your artist within and decorate your own thoughtful coloring sheets.

Canton Public Library has a plethora of new collections and informational resources to enhance your everyday life and to support your journey forward.

Set a path to take time together as a family and grow in new and unexpected ways. #taketimetogether #electrifyyourwinter #sparkyouryear


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NHS Tutoring: Exam Cram

Exams are upon us! We have scheduled extra tutor time for your studying needs...

National Honor Society students from the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park are here to provide 3rd-12th graders free homework and study help. If you're interested in getting tutored:

  • You must be in 3rd through 12th grade
  • If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library
  • You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials

Those seeking tutoring will be helped on a first come first, served basis. They will be allowed a 30 minute maximum if there is a line. Please sign up at the Children's desk.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

UM STEM - Fall/Winter 2018

The Canton Public Library has partnered with the University of Michigan’s Technical Communications department to bring a series of fun and exciting STEM workshops to the library. These workshops will present a wide range of topics in the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines. Each session has been designed and developed for kids aged 11 – 13 by engineering students at the university. Registration is required and begins November 19, 2018.

  • Sunday, December 2, 1:00-3:00PM - Rubber Copters. Participants will learn the basic flight operations of a helicopter, design, build and test their own and then compete for farthest and highest flight.
  • Saturday, December 8, 1:00-3:00PM - Earthquake Shake. This workshop will explore earthquakes and how they effect buildings. Using the design, build, test model partricipants will design an earthquake safe structure which will be tested on a real earthquake shake table. Who will build the strongest structure to withstand the shake table's forces?

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2018 Family Music Fest

Music fills our days with joy and provides a soundtrack to our lives. Celebrating music together is a great way to meet your neighbors and build community. Join us for a free, all day, ALL AGES music celebration on Saturday, October 13, 2018. No registration required.

10:00AM - Mr Nick and Ms Angie Davio LIVE in Concert - Hailing from the Windy City of Chicago, Mr Nick is an accomplished music teacher at the Old Town School of Folk Music and Chicago Children's Theatre. He's even rocked out at the Lollapalooza family stage! He will be joined by his wife, Angie, to share their wonderful, family-fun music. This performance is recommended for our younger patrons and their familes and will take place instead of the mornings' Family Storytime.

11:30AM - Motor City Street Dance Academy - MCSDA works to enhance the lives of their mentees through hip-hop, break dancing, physical activity and healthy living. Using their main method called S.E.E.D. (Spreading the Elements Everywhere in Detroit), their program builds community through networking and confidence through the dance elements of hip hop. Since its conception in 2015, S.E.E.D. has created 8 different dance crews in Southwest Detroit. Watch members of these crews share their street dancing skills, including popping, locking, and hip-hop freestyle. You might also learn a thing or two about this awesome dance movement.

12:15-1:45PM - Face Paint Day Break provided by VIBE Credit Union in the Friends' Activity Room. Don't want to go home for lunch? Bring your own packed lunch and fuel up for our 2:00PM music performance right on site. AND get your face painted! 

2:00PM - PanaMO Trio - Detroit’s “PanaMO” is a renowned Latin Jazz ensemble led by the Panamanian Master percussionist and composer Obed Succari. Named as a portmanteau of “Panama” and “Motown,” the band performs a repertoire of original music and jazz standards that have been rearranged to reflect a strong Latin flavor. Their music is a mixture of Afro-Latin rhythms that embraces modernity while respecting the essence of the music’s roots.

4:00PM - Sumkali - Sumkali is a diverse music group made up of members from North and South India and the American Midwest. For over a decade Sumkali has created, collaborated and performed with musicians from India and the USA to create music with a truly global appeal.

[heart music] by David Drexler licensed under CC 2.0

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First Lego League Robotics Demo and Mindstorm Programming Session

Join us in welcoming The Pika-Bots.

The Pika-Bots, team 27170, is a FIRST LEGO LEAGUE team base at Gallimore Elementary School. They are composed of 4th and 5th grade students, both boys and girls. This is their third season competing and have learned a lot about programming an EV3 using LEGO mindstorm software.  Please join them as they teach coding basics and demoing some more complicated algorithms.  All kids young and old are welcome.  We encourage those who have an EV3 kit to bring it.  If you do have a kit, please create the following booklet robot:



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The Truth about Sugar

Come learn about the detrimental effects that sugar has on your health. This presentation was developed by a local high school student and approved by Dr. Robert Lustig, New York Times best-selling author of Fat Chance and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. Topics include: Science, connections to disease, and solutions. This slideshow is ideal for those concerned about metabolic syndrome and its related diseases, such as diabetes and obesity.


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Lit Lab Productions

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Take literature and literacy to the next level at this Lit Lab Production!  Hear fascinating, creative stories and build literacy skills through talking, writing, singing and playing.  Literacy skills are essential to a child's development and understanding of all aspects of the world, and we want to provide an environment that helps children develop these skills while having FUN!  All families will receive take home tips for everyday literacy ideas.  For families with children aged 4-9.  Registration required.

Edmund Dulac - "Assemblage of Fairy tale and Nursery Rhyme Characters", c.1911 by Sofi is licensed under CC 2.0

Upcoming sessions

Monday, February 25 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room Rainbow Fish Registration required.
Tuesday, March 26 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room If You Give a Moose a Muffin

62 Days of Summer Final Party

How were the BEST 62 days of YOUR year? Join us in celebrating our fantastic summer on Saturday, August 18 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. Check out some of the incredible things we will have going on:

Can't wait to see you there!

All snack and goodies available on a first come, first served basis.

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There are no upcoming sessions available.